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Don’t overlook the American Express / Dropbox offer

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Dropbox has been running various cashback offers for American Express cardholders for some time.

If you got used to seeing their logo in your online list of offers, you may have failed to notice that the deal has improved.

Until 31st May, you receive 40% back on any Dropbox purchase WITH NO CAP.

American Express Dropbox offer

OK, that’s not entirely true. There is a cap – but it is £10,000 cashback. I doubt you are spending that.

A reader got in touch to say that the Dropbox contract for his business was up for renewal – at a whopping £1,944. He paid it on his British Airways Premium Plus American Express card and received £777 cashback. Not bad.

Remember that not everyone will be targeted for this offer and that you need to opt in via the offers page of your online Amex account, or via the app.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 2023 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (41)

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  • Mzungu says:

    I used Dropbox for many years until a couple of years ago, when they changed to app to automatically open recent files, whether you liked it or not. There was a huge outcry on their own forum, but they insisted it was what everyone wanted. One guy was a pathologist – his young daughter opened Dropbox to see gruesome photos from a post mortem. I changed to Google Drive and never looked back.

    • Anna says:

      Hmmm – how likely is it that a doctor would be allowed to use a commercial product like this to store such sensitive material?

      • The real John says:

        Might be teaching material

      • The Savage Squirrel says:

        Why wouldn’t they? Lots of healthcare services use Dropbox – in fact they have a department to market and service them specifically and deal with compliance issues. Nearly all healthcare IT involves using a “commercial product” ; any that doesn’t means it’s NHS made-to-order software, which is almost certainly less secure …… and is always terrible as the end user is not the one paying the bill, wasn’t consulted and is barely even considered.

      • ken says:

        NHS stated in 2018 that commercial cloud services are suitable for use (with obvious safeguards).

        Pathologist might have to share with coroner, GP, hospital, police, CPS, researchers etc
        All using different systems.

        • Rob says:

          Because, obviously, letting your GP get his mate to rig up a ‘secure server’ to store patient details is going to be far more secure, and less likely to lose stuff, than Dropbox, Google etc who have their reputations on the line ….

          Remember the NHS covid app that it thought it would write itself without the co-operation of Apple and Google …. no, you don’t – because it was scrapped at huge expense when it was clear it was rubbish.

          • Harry T says:

            NHS IT is world beating – it’s the worst in the world.

        • Anna says:

          Police and CPS would never use anything like this – most systems can’t even be accessed by other police forces, let alone outside agencies. No wonder the NHS is vulnerable to hackers and ransom demands!

  • Thumshie says:

    Just had email from BA about dara breach at Sita…

    • Delbert says:

      I’m not impressed in the slightest and I’ve received the breach email from BA this evening.

      Usual BA defence mechanism in full effect and complete load of nonsense.

      I wouldn’t mind so much if they stated that they’ll be reviewing their relationship with SITA in the coming days but BA are absolving themselves of complete responsibility from the get go and no different from the 2018 data breach email.

      • Marc says:

        There’s not much to review. BA does not have a relationship with SITA. Another airline within OneWorld that BA shares information with in order to provide a seamless customer experience has the relationship with SITA. They are absolving themselves of complete responsibility because they simply are not responsible.

  • Tarmohamed says:

    I took up the Dropbox offer a couple months ago which was also 40% back. Really useful!

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